Those Scattered Photographs

December 15, 2010
By --sarah SILVER, Andover, Massachusetts
--sarah SILVER, Andover, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
~Louisa May Alcott


Like photographs
Scattered on the floor
Every moment
Leaves a memory behind

A point in time
That we grasp onto
Tuck away
Into a deep corner of our mind

When we pull the memories
Out from beneath the shadows
They flood back

Allowing us to smile again
To hear the laughter echoing from years ago
Feel the rain that fell so many summers before

As time goes by
Some of the photos
Fade
Yellow
With age
Crinkle
Around the edges
Flutter away
In the wind

But we hold tight
To the memories
To the past
To the pieces of ourselves


The author's comments:
Here's to the memories: to their power, their wrath, their wonder. Never let go.

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